Report: Key Spurs player doubtful v Stoke, could miss Champions League tie at Wembley
By Amir Mir
Danny Rose is unlikely to play in Tottenham’s visit to Stoke on Saturday and he may struggle to make their Champions League opener against Monaco on Wednesday, according to a report.
The Evening Standard report that left-back Rose picked up an injury while on England duty, and the club’s current longest-serving player is now a doubt for his side’s next two fixtures.
The 26-year-old has started the season in positive fashion having rescued a draw for manager Mauricio Pochettino with a late equaliser against Liverpool prior to the international break.
Rose has become a solid and dependable player for Spurs and is also England’s first choice left-back.
It is said Ben Davies will step in for Rose and Tottenham will hope the injury sustained by the attacking full-back is not too serious.
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Welshman Davies has not featured for his club this season, but did start for his country in their 4-0 thrashing of Moldova in a World Cup qualifier on Monday evening.
Rose recently stated that he would like to finish his career at White Hart Lane, with the former Leeds academy player singling out club legend Ledley King as an influential figure.
The England international has been a key figure in Pochettino’s side since the Argentine’s arrival in 2014 and helped Spurs finish last season in their highest league position since the 1989/90 campaign.
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